John O’Gara

John O’Gara

John advises across the full spectrum of transaction types including corporate M&A, buy-outs, debt advisory, management advisory and financial modelling. His client-centric approach focuses on doing what’s best and right, and his greatest satisfaction comes from completing a deal and helping a client achieve their goals.

Employment history

  • Begbies Traynor (2010)
  • Joined Sentio Partners (2015)
  • Promoted to Director in 2022

Why Sentio?

“Our independence is a big factor. Integrity and trust is paramount to what we do and our independence is what supports this.”
John competing at Oulton Park

Ask me about…

Sport and music are my two big passions. Sports-wise, I’ll watch anything and everything, but these days my career is limited to football, golf, running and cycling and supporting Preston North End. My musical tastes are very eclectic and I enjoy discovering new music at gigs and festivals. Little known fact, but I accidentally starred in the music video for the Big Reunion’s 2013 “hit” ‘I wish it could be Christmas everyday.’

I have a number of charity interests, including being treasurer at The Mary O’Gara Foundation (a North West based charity focused on suicide prevention) and a volunteer at my local Foodbank.

Leave me on a desert island with…

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Dinner guest: Howard Marks (Mr Nice).